Staycation Day 8

New Years Eve!  Spent most of the day downtown with the in-laws , watching football from a waiting room


Eventually escaped to home for a yummy dinner – crab cakes & fancy champagne, a repeat splurge from last year – plus BK poached some pears with his new sous vide machine…

Then headed east to LCW to take on KC2 in a mostly friendly match of Mexican Train dominoes – girls rule!



Staycation Day 7

worked in the home office for the morning a bit, then headed over to Greenwood to stay with my cutest neighbor Izzy for a few hours so SS could get some work done – D is 4 delicious!

Then in the evening went north to Edmonds for Trivia night celebrating TA’s birthday – so fun to catch up with them and others, plus we won!  It helped that we had the birthday girl on our team 🙂


Staycation Day 6

started off pretty great with breakfast in bed – thanks BK!


then we tackled another organizing project, a new shelf in the basement for kitchen appliances, yay!

BK played with his new sous vide machine and torch for dinner, yum:


and capped off the night with wine & desserts with the neighbors (yay for awesome neighbors!)

Staycation Day 5

Actual project day – clean and organize the garage.


First stop Costco to buy a new industrial strength shelving unit:


Next, clean everything out of the way and assemble the new shelf:


Lastly, put everything back nicely and make a dump run:


Oh yeah, and then go celebrate all your hard work with a yummy dinner at Harvest Vine, mmmm…

Staycation Day 3

Husky Football Saturday!  Huskies kicked off at 11:20am in the Heart of Dallas Bowl vs. Southern Mississippi.  Our usual tailgating crew came over, and while the game was much closer than it probably should have been, the Huskies won!  (phew)

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Staycation Day 1

Christmas Eve – lazy day at home then dinner at the Jones’.  Typically the Jones’ have celebrated Christmas morning, but we decided to move it dinner instead so we wouldn’t be so rushed tomorrow.  However, we did not want to miss out on Janet’s beer waffles, so it was Breakfast for Dinner!


11 days at home…

My office decided to close for the week between Christmas & New Years, and with the Huskies playing the morning after Christmas that means no travels and no work for 11 days.  I’m pretty sure I’ve never had a staycation this long – what can happen in those 11 days?  First things first, a Joy-ful kick-off…